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Spanish couscous

Spanish couscous in a large white round serving platter on a cloth napkin with lemon wedges and two wooden spoons for serving on the side. 
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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 8
Spanish couscous in a large white round serving platter on a cloth napkin with lemon wedges and two wooden spoons for serving on the side. 
  • 5.5 serves of vegetables per 
  • serving
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Ingredients

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into 1cm cubes  
2 tbsp olive oil   
2 cloves garlic, crushed   
1 onion, thickly sliced   
1 red capsicum, thinly sliced   
2 tsp smoked paprika   
1½ cups couscous, preferably wholemeal   
1½ cups reduced-salt vegetable stock   
250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved   
200g green beans, trimmed, halved   
150g frozen peas   
⅓ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)  
1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges   

Savvy swaps

You can swap:

Red capsicum
Any coloured capsicum
Fresh beans
Frozen beans
Cherry tomatoes
2 tomatoes, chopped

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Method

Step 1
Preheat oven to 240°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Step 2
Toss the sweet potatoes with 1 tbsp of oil and place in a single layer on the oven tray. Bake for 20 minutes until tender and lightly browned.

Step 3
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a large, deep, non-stick frypan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and stir until softened.

Step 4
Add the capsicum and stir for 2 minutes.

Step 5
Add the paprika and stir for another minute.

Step 6
Add the couscous, stock, tomatoes, beans and frozen peas. Stir, reduce heat and simmer covered for 2 minutes or until the stock has been absorbed.

Step 7
Remove from the heat and stand covered for another 5 minutes.

Step 8
Stir through the sweet potato and parsley and serve with lemon wedges.


Food safety tip: If you are packing for lunch, the couscous needs to be kept cold so pack an ice brick. 

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